History's greatest showman is born, a war begins, and two of man's greatest inventions are unveiled, all on this day.
2012: The Shard in London, England, is inaugurated as the tallest building in Europe, with a height of 1,020 feet over 87 stories.
The following five celebrity urban legends will likely live on long into the future, despite the fact that none of them is remotely true.
When it comes to the birthplaces of celebrities, they're all over the map. See which celebrity was born where.